hé to close; to join; to fit

Note

Combination of top part 'come together' and 'mouth' suggest the lips closing up together
Number of strokes 6

Sounds same

hé (river) hé (together) hé (grain) hé (what) hé (why)

Different tone

hē (drink)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

合肥 Hefei, Anhui

Proverbs

天作之合 tiān zuò zhī hé Blissful affection

Also

百合 bǎi hé lily
Fri 1st Dec 2017

Grave robber given the death sentence

China can not be accused of taking the digging up of historical artifacts from burials lightly. It has always been culturally important to respect the graves of the dead as many still believe the ancestors pass judgment on their families. China has many ancient tombs some containing valuable ornaments and jewelry, particularly in northern China.

Yao Yuzhong from Inner Mongolia has been found guilty of grave robbing - not just himself but heading up a gang numbering 225 people. He now has two years to mount an appeal and even if he loses that, he may have his sentence commuted to life imprisonment for good behavior.


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Chinese porcelain and china

Chinese porcelain and china

Culture

Together with tea and silk, porcelain from China is its most famous export. Prized the world over, high quality porcelain commands high prices at auction. Like silk the secret of its manufacture was a closely guarded secret for centuries.
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